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The Journal of Supercomputing

, Volume 75, Issue 4, pp 2027–2057 | Cite as

A dynamic control technique to enhance the flexibility of software artifact reuse in large-scale repository

  • Doohwan Kim
  • Seungwoo Nam
  • Jang-Eui HongEmail author
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Abstract

Reuse is the activity of developing new software systems using software components (or artifacts) that are already proven and reliable. However, traditional reuse-based software development has difficulties in finding the components that have the proper information (feature) to match the developers’ needs, or reusing a component without modification, because it has various and mixed information (features). In order to solve these problems, this paper proposes a dynamic control technique to enhance the reusability of software components. In particular, this technique focuses on the reuse of software documents that are created during the software research and development processes. We define a new unit of document reuse as a microComponent; this is a basic unit of reuse defined with a section of a software document. Based on the microComponent, it is possible to fast find more suitable components from a large-scale document repository; to control the reuse granularity from a section to an entire document; and finally, to improve the reusability of existing reusable assets.

Keywords

Software artifact reuse Flexible reuse microComponent Dynamic reuse control 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the researchers of Software Engineering Laboratory, Chungbuk National University, and the engineers who provided the documents of the software development projects that have been performed at other laboratories in our organization and also admire their great effort to register them into the repository. This study was funded by National Research Foundation of Korea, funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (NRF-2014M3C4A7030505).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuSouth Korea

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